"This is the day the Lord has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Sunshine After The Rain...

We have had quite a few trials lately.... It's hard for me humanly to see and wonder why they are happening! I know that I have questioned numerous times; Why or Why Us????? But I keep getting the same answer everytime I look for it. For God's Glory, he is perfect in ALL things that he does!! He has been faithful to us in the past and I know that he will be Faithful tomorrow!

Matthew 6:34
"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. "

my anxiety somedays gets the better of me and I just tend to worry about the "what if's". I don't want my life to be burden down with that thought, I want my thought to be, "Praise God For another day, I will rejoice and be glad in today"

I was listening to "Bring the Rain" by Mercy Me and I realized that I don't depend on My Savior enough for strength, dependance or Patience! I want to stand firm in Christ knowing that he is almighty and my peace through it all.. I strive to have that daily and I may fail but I REFUSE to give up, I will continue to crawl if I have too, and I'm sure that I will have to fight my sinful "do it all myself" mind. My Savior is so sweet to me, He has blessed me with my salvation, a wonderful Husband, a sweet little boy growing in my belly that Lord willing we will be meeting in just 10 weeks, a wondeful family and MOST of all his wonderful word to continue to go to!! We serve a Risen King! Praise God!

Here are a few verses from the song that made me contenplate these things...

"I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You"

Will I praise him through all the trials we go through? Can I stand Firm even though my heart is breaking and I feel so weak?

I pray that my answer is: YES
I want so badly to bring joy to my savior.

"I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than my pain
you who made a way for me suffering your destiny
so tell me whats a little rain"

Will I let my pain cause me to be angry with God? Will I turn from him?

Again, I pray that my sinful and decietfully wicked heart that it will be melted and can Rejoice, and rely on Him!

"Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus,bring the rain"

I do not hope for more trials to come by any means, but my prayer is that when they do come I PRAY that I lean on Jesus Christ for my strength, knowing that with him I can get through anything! I pray for my Strength in the Lord to grow and to become a stronger christian! I know that it is going to take alot of hard work, but isn't My Savior worth it?!

I don't thank him enough for my wonderful blessed life!
Hard times or Good times, we are to praise Him!

Please Pray for me to be strengthened and continue to walk on the Narrow path!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

29 week Ob visit

Welp, I had my Last 4 week OB visit today!! Everything went well, my blood pressure was great, weight gain from last visit is up 2 pounds, all the urine testings were GREAT (no protien or sugar), Hunter's heartbeat was super strong and fast! ...

I did get to ask my Dr. about some of my new symtoms and they are all completely normal, which was great to hear and when we finished up the appt. He was like okay, now we'll be seeing you every 2 weeks! I WAS SOOO EXCITED! I am officially in the BIG LEAGUES now! Holy moly, that is so stinkin cool!!

My Next visit is July 8th and My hubby and I will get to see our Son again! Praise God For 3rd Tri Sonograms! I can't wait to find out how big he is and see his little self again!! woohooo

well thats all for now! =D

Saturday, June 20, 2009

29 Weeks Preggo!!

Wow, i can hardly believe that I am already 29 weeks pregnant! time has just flown by. I have my last 4 week ob appt this wednesday and after that one i will be going to the dr. every two weeks! That is going to be the start of the BIG LEAGUES! woohoo.. i am so excited that I have about 8-11 weeks until my little man graces us with his presence, Lord willing!

A few things that I am excited for
  • My Dr. appt this wednesday! I always love going in to get checked out, ask questions and hear my little man's heartbeat!! It is such a wonderful sound!
  • My First baby shower in exactly one week from today! I am so excited to see everyone and show them how big Hunter is getting! (well from the outside at least)
  • washing all his ity bity clothes
  • getting all our stuff ready for the hospital
  • being this much closer to meeting Hunter

A few things that are changing

  • My hips are starting to hurt, which is fine by me, they are just preparing for Hunter's arival!
  • my back aches from time to time, especially if i stand to long!
  • I am starting to walk slower and waddle a little! ha ha
  • this one is a weird one. My heels are hurting sooo bad! They just ache
  • my fingers and feet are swelling from all the heat and being pregnant! I had to take off my wedding rings and replace them with a fake set until after the birth!

All of these aches and pains as well as joys i count as a BLESSING! I am sooo grateful that the Lord is blessing my Womb and letting me enjoy and experience this pregnancy! It is awesome!! The Lord is prefectly molding my body and getting it ready for my birth and i think it is awesome! What an awesome God we serve!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Blogspot....

Hey Everyone... I got a new blogspot page, due to errors that I was having with my last site... errr.. I don't like that I have lost that last one, but its okay. New beginnings right!? =D

I do have a few posts that i places up to keep you semi-updated on the last few weeks! more to come and soon Hunter will be here! 8w4d-11w4d left until we meet our sweet son!!

Birth Plan

Today, I had some extra time to sit down and make my birth plan! At first, I felt a little lost so I did some research to see what all I needed to make sure to put down and things that needed to be stated! Then I went ahead and wrote down some of my major priorites and then I typed it all up and it's now ready to go! Only about 10-13 weeks left until we will need to put it into play!! only 89 more days until Hunter's Due Date!!!!!I will share this with you guys!

My Birth Plan
When Labor begins, start timing contractions and when they get to be about 5 minutes apart for about an hour, call the hospital and let them know.
Get all our stuff packed up and put into the car
Call the Grandparents to let them know that we are on the way to the hospital.
The Carseat should already be in the car, just make sure that it is tightly fastened and ready to go!
pack ourselves into the car and LET"S GO HAVE OUR SON! =D
When checking in let the desk know that i am already pre-registered!
Pray The whole time!!

I would like to try and go as long as possible without my epidural. BUT if i am in pain, PLEASE, let the Dr. know that i'm ready!
When I am being checked Vaginally to see how far along, I only want Jarrod in the room!
I don't mind if our families are in the room while i'm getting ready and transitioning, but once the Dr. says that "It's time to push" I only want Jarrod, myself, the Dr & Nurses to be in the room!
If I look like I am going to tear, please tell the Dr. that I want an episiotomy

Only Jarrod's and Dr's in the room!!'
I would like a mirror available so I can see Hunter's head when it crowns
I would like to have Hunter placed on my stomach/chest immediately after delivery
I would like to have My Husband cut the cord.
I would like to hold Hunter while I deliver the placenta and any tissue repairs are made.
I would like to have Hunter evaluated and bathed in my room
I plan to keep Hunter near me following birth and would like it if the evaluation of Hunter can be done with Hunter on my abdomen, with both of us covered by a warm blanket, unless there is an unusual situation.
If Hunter must be taken from me to receive medical treatment, My Husband will accompany Hunter at all times.

Breast Feeding
I plan to breastfeed Hunter and would like to begin nursing very shortly after birth, and I would really like it if the Sugar water would not be given to him unless it's needed.
I would like more information about breastfeeding.
I would like to meet with a lactation consultant.

Hunter is to be circumcised before we leave the hospital.
I'm sure that I am missing a few things on here but I have plenty of time to continue to update it! =D

26 weeks preggers and funny stuff!!

Well, On wednesday I went in for my normal monthly check up. I got to do the gestational diabetes testing and PASSED! I eat a lot of chocolate, hence the excitment on passing! I also got to see my sweet boy again, which was a suprise I didn't know I was going to get to do another sonogram! He is getting so big! Kin (our tech) said that he has my eyelashes and some pouty lips! Yaaay, I was so excited I really wanted him to have his daddy's lips! =D He is growing up a storm and measuring about 3 days ahead! maybe we will get to see him a few days earlier! (hopeful thinking)..... However, I realized that in 11-14 weeks we will be meeting our little Hunter! I'm sooo excited! He is started to get MUCH stronger with all of his kicks and movements! I just love it!Okay, so i told you that i had some funny stuff too, here goes- The other day while i was getting dressed i felt something drip on my belly and i immediately thought "not the roof" so i had Jarrod get on a chair and check and sure enough nothing wet!! I looked down and my right boob was wet! yep, its already starting to leak! my left one has a little clear clostrum! Its crazy but really awesome that my body is preparing for Hunter! Its exciting! ha ha.. well i'm off to grab some much needed dinner! yummmmmmmmm

99 days until we meet Hunter!!

Picture taken 25 weeks Preggo!! 05/23/09Holy Moly!

I just realized that I only have 99 days until i meet my son (+ or -)I can't believe how fast my pregnancy has gone. Last night on the way home from dinner i told my hubby that "Can you believe anywhere from 12-15 weeks we will be meeting our son?". He didn't realize how quickly it had gone either! Hunter's room is coming together and my son already has TONS and TONS of clothes and we have yet to have a shower! (all given to us!) Almost every day i just walk into his room to look at his crib and changing table/dresser and think how awesome it is going to be to go in his room to check on him!! I;m so thankful that the Lord is giving my husband and I this blessing! It is a true gift. I pray for my little boy everyday that he will be in love with his Savior, Jesus Christ! I am also praying that Jarrod and I are godly parents to him! I'm sure there are going to be many days when we fall short but Praise God that he continually lifts us back up each day and makes a new day for us!

My Strong Boy Rolling Over Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness

My sister posted this on her facebook page and its raising awareness for Down Syndrome! Praise The Lord! I have been given the biggest blessing to raise a Down Syndrome little boy and I strive everyday for Him to be given every possibility! Hunter is thriving every single day and is amazing me more and more! He is so strong! Our Doctors are in Awe of him!! My sweet savior has blessed us so incredibly much!